Edinburgh Women's Aid

ADVOCATING 
for Child Welfare Involved Clients 

Domestic violence advocates play a crucial role in helping child welfare-involved clients recognize their strengths, communicate those strengths and efforts to protect their children with child welfare staff, and support the creation of case plans that are perpetrator pattern-based and domestic violence-informed.

The Safe & Together Model — which is helping to transform child welfare systems — can also help domestic violence advocates strengthen their work with survivors who are system-involved by giving insight into child welfare's approach to domestic violence, providing tools to use in collaborative efforts, and highlighting research findings on survivor's protective efforts.

In this unique package, we combine two of our most popular E-Courses with three 90-minute, instructor-led practice sessions to enhance the skills of advocates and women sector workers in advocating for their clients’ parenting strengths and pivoting the system’s attention back to the perpetrator as a parent.


Edinburgh Women's Aid
Live Practice Training Schedule
Dates TBD

This Practice Training Bundle includes

Introduction to the Model

1st E-Course

This course provides an introduction to the Safe & Together Model and its framework for partnering with domestic violence survivors, intervening with perpetrators, and enhancing child safety.

Pathways to Harm

2nd E-Course

This course presents a comprehensive assessment lens for identifying the impact of a domestic violence perpetrator's behaviors on child and family functioning.

Three Live Practice Trainings

Virtual Sessions

These instructor-led courses look at applying the Safe & Together Model to day-to-day practice skills, including specific application guidance for domestic violence advocates around advocating for child welfare-involved clients.

Practice Resources

Practice Tools

Participants will learn using a variety of interactive exercises, complimentary handouts, and unique practice tools, including tools for identifying survivors' parenting strengths and child-centered partnering with survivors.